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This scientific novel intertwines a solar-system murder
mystery with the scientific realities of Titan's climate
to entertain and intrigue readers. The views from Titan's
Mayda Outpost are spectacular, but all is not well at the
moon's remote science base. On the shore of a methane sea
beneath glowering skies, atmospherics researcher Abigail
Marco finds herself in the middle of murder, piracy and
colleagues who seem to be seeing sea monsters and dead
people from the past. This story provides thrills,
excitement and mystery - couched in the latest science -
on one of the Solar System's most bizarre worlds,
Saturn's huge moon Titan.
Book - Unsigned               $19.99
On the Shores of
Titan's Farthest Sea
Michael Carroll
NEW
The outer Solar System is rich in resources and may be the
best region in which to search for life beyond Earth. In
fact, it may ultimately be the best place for Earthlings
to set up permanent abodes. This book surveys the
feasibility of that prospect, covering the fascinating
history of exploration that kicks off our adventure into
the outer Solar System.
Book - Unsigned               $34.95
Living Among Giants
Michael Carroll
NEW
Celebrated astronaut and best-selling author Buzz Aldrin
reflects on a lifetime of adventures and achievements and
what he has learned through it all. Aldrin shares
little-known stories with New York Times best-selling
author Ken Abraham and highlights 13 principles that have
shaped and guided his eventful life.
Book - Unsigned               $22.00
No Dream Is Too High
Buzz Aldrin
NEW
Having spent the last 15 years assembling high resolution,
seamless panoramas from the Apollo Missions, Mike
Constantine has compiled over 50 stunning panoramas into
one book, "Apollo: The Panoramas". Each
panorama spans a full double page spread, and includes
almost every panorama captured on the lunar surface, as
well as pans captured from the LM windows and the stand
up EVA on Apollo 15.
Book - Unsigned               $65.00
Apollo: The Panoramas
Mike Constantine
NEW
At first glance, it looks like just another auditorium in
just another government building. But among the talented
men (and later women) who worked in mission control, the
room located on the third floor of Building 30 - at what
is now Johnson Space Center - would become known by many
as "the Cathedral." These members of the space
program were the brightest of their generations, making
split-second decisions that determined the success or
failure of a mission. The flight controllers, each
supported by a staff of specialists, were the most
visible part of the operation, running the missions,
talking to the heavens, troubleshooting issues on board,
and, ultimately, attempting to bring everyone safely back
home. None of NASA's storied accomplishments would have
been possible without these people. Interviews with
dozens of individuals who worked in the historic
third-floor mission control room bring the compelling
stories to life.
Book - Signed                 $36.95
Go, Flight!
Houston, Heflin
Signed By Houston
NEW
Infinity Beckoned illuminates a critical period of space
history when humans dared an expansive leap into the
inner solar system. With an irreverent and engaging
style, Jay Gallentine conveys the trials and triumphs of
the people on the ground who conceived and engineered the
missions that put robotic spacecraft on the heavenly
bodies nearest our own. These dedicated space pioneers
include such individuals as Soviet Russia's director of
planetary missions, who hated his job but kept at it for
fifteen years, enduring a paranoid bureaucracy where even
the copy machines were strictly regulated.
Book - Signed                 $36.95
Infinity Beckoned
Jay Gallentine
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Near the end of the Apollo 15 mission, David Scott and
fellow moonwalker James Irwin conducted a secret ceremony
unsanctioned by NASA: they placed on the lunar soil a
small tin figurine called "The Fallen
Astronaut," along with a plaque bearing a list of
names. This book enriches the saga of mankind's greatest
scientific undertaking, Project Apollo, and conveys the
human cost of the space race - by telling the stories of
those sixteen astronauts and cosmonauts who died reaching
for the moon.
Book - Signed                 $36.95
Fallen Astronauts
Burgess, Doolan
Signed by Burgess
NEW
Inevitably, there are times in a nation's history when its
hopes, fears and confidence in its own destiny
appear to hinge on the fate of a single person. One of
these pivotal moments occurred on the early morning of
May 5, 1961, when a 37-year-old test pilot squeezed
himself into the confines of the tiny Mercury
spacecraft that he had named Freedom 7. On that historic
day, U.S. Navy Commander Alan Shepard carried with him
the hopes, prayers, and anxieties of a nation as his
Redstone rocket blasted free of the launch pad at Cape
Canaveral, hurling him upwards on a 15-minute suborbital
flight that also propelled the United States into
the bold new frontier of human space exploration. This
book tells the enthralling story of that pioneering
flight as recalled by many of the participants in
the Freedom 7 story, including Shepard himself, with
anecdotal details and tales never before revealed in
print. Although beaten into space just three weeks
earlier by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, Alan
Shepard's history-making mission aboard Freedom 7
nevertheless provided America's first tentative
step into space that would one day see its Apollo
astronauts - including Alan Shepard - walk on the Moon.
Book - Signed                 $34.99
Freedom 7
Colin Burgess
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NASA's Mercury astronauts were seven highly skilled
professional test pilots. Each of them seemed to possess
the strength of character and commitment necessary to
overcome apparently insurmountable obstacles as the
United States entered into a Cold War space race with the
Soviet Union. This was never more evident than on the
epic suborbital MR-4 flight of Liberty Bell 7 with
astronaut Virgil ('Gus') Grissom piloting the spacecraft
to a successful splashdown, followed by the premature
blowing of the craft's explosive hatch. After a hurried
exit and struggling to stay afloat, he could only watch
helplessly as the recovery helicopter pilot valiantly
fought a losing battle to save the sinking capsule. That
day NASA not only lost a spacecraft but came perilously
close to losing one of its Mercury astronauts, a
decorated Korean fighter pilot from Indiana who might one
day have soared to the highest goal of them all, as the
first person to set foot on the Moon. For the first time,
many of those closest to the flight of Liberty Bell 7 and
astronaut Gus Grissom offer their stories and opinions on
the dramatic events of July 21, 1961, and his later
pioneering Gemini mission. They also tell of an often
controversial life cut tragically and horrifically short
in a launch pad fire that shocked the nation.
Book - Signed                 $34.99
Liberty Bell 7
Colin Burgess
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From the exploration of new planets to understanding the
universe around us; from building and testing a rocket to
analyzing data from spacecraft that allow us to
monitoring the Earth's environment; from using satellites
that help the world communicate to researching and
employing the latest cutting edge technologies that
benefit space and Earth alike - a career in the space
industry might be for you! The space and satellite
industry has careers for people interested in
engineering, space science, astronomy, astrophysics,
remote sensing, environmental monitoring, communications,
software, and electronics, as well as for policy
analysts, lawyers, accountants, tourism, and financial
professionals. Space Careers is designed to provide
students and job seekers the information they need to
succeed. No matter if you are in high school, in college,
a graduate student, or in the workforce... Space Careers
will provide you with information you need to find or
further your career.
Book - Signed                 $20.00
Space Careers
David, Sacknoff
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Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks
out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push
the boundaries of the universe as we know it. As a
pioneering astronaut who first set foot on the moon
during mankind's first landing of Apollo 11, and as an
aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous
technique critical to future planetary landings, Aldrin
has a vision, and in this book he plots out the path he
proposes, taking humans to Mars by 2035.
Book - Signed                 $26.00
Mission to Mars
Aldrin, David
Signed by David
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From small-town southern girl to space traveler, Rhea
Seddon experienced a life that was on a trajectory of its
own from an early age. Dr. Seddon's memoir, filled with
color photos, inside stories of life with NASA and more,
gives readers a first glimpse into the space program that
has never been revealed through the perspective of a
woman astronaut. Let this story of one American woman's
personal journey inspire you to reach amazing heights of
your own.
Book - Signed                 $40.00
Go for Orbit
Rhea Seddon
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Thousands of workers labored at Kennedy Space Center around
the clock, seven days a week, for half a year to prepare
a mission for the liftoff of Apollo 11. This is the story
of what went on during those hectic six months.Countdown
to a Moon Launch provides an in-depth look at the
carefully choreographed workflow for an Apollo mission at
KSC. Using the Apollo 11 mission as an example, readers
will learn what went on day by day to transform partially
completed stages and crates of parts into a ready-to-fly
Saturn V. Firsthand accounts of launch pad accidents,
near misses, suspected sabotage, and last-minute changes
to hardware are told by more than 70 NASA employees and
its contractors. A companion to Rocket Ranch, it includes
many diagrams and photographs, some never before
published, to illustrate all aspects of the process.
NASA's groundbreaking use of computers for testing and
advanced management techniques are also covered in
detail. This book will demystify the question of how NASA
could build and launch Apollo missions using 1960s
technology. You'll discover that there was no magic
involved - just an abundance of discipline, willpower,
and creativity.
Book - Signed                 $44.99
Countdown to
a Moon Launch
Jonathan Ward
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Jonathan Ward takes the reader deep into the facilities at
Kennedy Space Center to describe NASA's first computer
systems used for spacecraft and rocket checkout and
explain how tests and launches proceeded. Descriptions of
early operations include a harrowing account of the
heroic efforts of pad workers during the Apollo 1 fire. A
companion to the author's book Countdown to a Moon
Launch: Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey, this
explores every facet of the facilities that served as the
base for the Apollo/Saturn missions. Hundreds of
illustrations complement the firsthand accounts of more
than 70 Apollo program managers and engineers.
Book - Signed                 $39.99
Rocket Ranch
Jonathan Ward
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Breaking the Chains of Gravity looks at the evolving roots
of America's space program - the scientific advances, the
personalities, and the rivalries between the various arms
of the United States military. After the Soviet launch of
Sputnik in 1957, getting a man in space suddenly became a
national imperative, leading President Dwight D.
Eisenhower to pull various pieces together to create the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Book - Signed                 $27.00
Breaking the Chains
of Gravity
Amy Shira Teitel
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The untold story of an eccentric, scientific visionary
whose death-defying research saved millions of lives.
Sixty years ago, cars and airplanes were still deathtraps
waiting to happen. Today, both are safer than ever,
thanks in part to one pioneering Air Force doctor's
research on seatbelts and ejection seats. The exploits of
John Paul Stapp come to thrilling life in this biography
of a Renaissance man who was once blasted faster than a
.45 caliber bullet across the desert in his Sonic Wind
rocket sled, only to be slammed to a stop in barely a
second. The experiment put him on the cover of Time
magazine and allowed his swashbuckling team to gather the
data needed to revolutionize automobile and aircraft
design. But Stapp didn't stop there. From the legendary
high-altitude balloon tests that ensued to the ferocious
battles for car safety legislation, Craig Ryan's book is
as much a history of America's transition into the Jet
Age as it is a biography of the man who got us there
safely.
Book - Signed                 $17.95
Sonic Wind
(softcover)
Craig Ryan
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NEW
The untold story of an eccentric, scientific visionary
whose death-defying research saved millions of lives.
Sixty years ago, cars and airplanes were still deathtraps
waiting to happen. Today, both are safer than ever,
thanks in part to one pioneering Air Force doctor's
research on seatbelts and ejection seats. The exploits of
John Paul Stapp come to thrilling life in this biography
of a Renaissance man who was once blasted faster than a
.45 caliber bullet across the desert in his Sonic Wind
rocket sled, only to be slammed to a stop in barely a
second. The experiment put him on the cover of Time
magazine and allowed his swashbuckling team to gather the
data needed to revolutionize automobile and aircraft
design. But Stapp didn't stop there. From the legendary
high-altitude balloon tests that ensued to the ferocious
battles for car safety legislation, Craig Ryan's book is
as much a history of America's transition into the Jet
Age as it is a biography of the man who got us there
safely.
Book - Signed                 $27.95
Sonic Wind
(hardcover)
Craig Ryan
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NEW
Autobiography of Col. Joe Kittinger, who's 1960
record-setting parachute jump from 102,800 feet remained
unbeaten for over 50 years. Kittinger continued his Air
Force career, flying combat missions in Vietnam, and
spent 11 months as a POW after being shot down. In 1984,
he made the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
In 2012, he assisted Felix Baumgartner in beating
Kittinger's 1960 parachute altitiude record. Co-authored
with Craig Ryan.
Book - Signed                 $21.95
Come Up and
Get Me
Kittinger, Ryan
Signed by Ryan
NEW
The new Outward Odyssey book chronicling the space shuttle
program from the Challenger tragedy through the program's
finale.  Foreword by Jerry Ross, a record holder with
seven flights, who was with the program from inception to
end.
Book - Signed                 $39.95
Wheels Stop
Rick Houston
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This book is full of great information and there are
several illustrations per page. Highly recommended. A
large, heavy coffee table book about the Soviet Space
Program. Illustrated by the author.
Book - Signed                 $60.00
Russia In Space
Anatoly Zak
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David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek tell the story of one
of the most successful marketing and public relations
campaigns in history: the selling of the Apollo program.
The authors describe sophisticated efforts by NASA and
its many contractors to market the facts about space
travel--through press releases, bylined articles,
lavishly detailed background materials, and fully
produced radio and television features--rather than push
an agenda.
Book - Signed                 $39.95
Marketing the Moon
David Meerman Scott & Richard Jurek
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Michelle Evans has written the definitive book on the
popular X-15, which was a precursor and a test bed for
the space shuttle, and it had many heroic pilots,
including Neil Armstrong.
Book - Signed                 $39.95
The X-15 Rocket Plane
Michelle Evans
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Pascal Lee is the chairman of the Mars Institute and a
Planetary Scientist at SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial
Intelligence). This is a glossy, colorful booklet for
children on how we'll reach Mars and colonize it.
Book - Signed                 $9.95
Mission: Mars
Pascal Lee
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This book explores the various ways in which the human race
could be rendered extinct by astronomical phenomena. It
covers various astronomical events, such as asteroid
impacts, supernovae explosions, solar flares and gamma
ray bursts. Plait explains the science behind each event
and the odds of it occurring in our lifetimes. More
interesting ways to die.
Book - Signed                 $32.95
Death From the Skies
Phil Plait
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This book provides an overview of the science of planetary
atmospheres and weather patterns of other planets and
moons in our Solar System and how we learn about them.
Book - Signed                 $39.95
Drifting on
Alien Winds
Michael Carroll
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A four-time shuttle flyer, U.S. Air Force pilot and
planetary scientist, PhD TOM JONES writes his
autobiography.
Book - Signed                 $21.99
Sky Walking
Tom Jones
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In January 1959, after an exhaustive search through
military service records, a number of America's elite
test pilots received orders to attend a series of
top-secret briefings in Washington, D.C. These briefings
were designed to assist in selecting a group of
astronauts for the newly formed National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA) and its man-in-space program,
Project Mercury.
Book - Signed                 $29.95
Selecting the
Mercury 7
Colin Burgess
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(Outward Odyssey series) This award winning book tells the
story of the robotic, unmanned exploration of the solar
system 1958-1977 from the perspective of the men and
women who designed and built them.
Book - Signed                 $39.95
Ambassadors from Earth
Jay Gallentine
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The long-awaited book by Gene Cernan covers his entire
astronaut career, from his hellish first flight on Gemini
9 to Apollos 10 and 17.
Last Man on the Moon
Gene Cernan
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SOLD OUT
The grandaddy of all space art books. Originally published
over 30 years ago. It has been updated and redone three
times with latest data, pictures and stunning art by
Hartmann and Ron Miller. A must-have.
Book - Signed                 $19.95
The Grand Tour
Wm. K. Hartmann
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Lavishly illustrated with photos, paintings, and pull-out
maps, this book points out exotic landscapes and
interesting features all over the Red Planet, with their
history and geology. Reads like a travelogue.
Book - Signed                 $18.95
A Traveler's Guide to Mars
Wm. K. Hartmann
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This is a lavishly illustrated, insightful, and highly
readable presentation of the Apollo missions. Design is
aimed at the Middle School age group. Grades 5-8. Ages
9-13, Information appeals to ALL ages.
Book - Signed                 $149.00
Mission Control: This is Apollo
Alan Bean
Signed by Bean
"Very special thanks to Andy Chaikin, who wrote
"A Man on the Moon" on which our series is
based."--Tom Hanks' first words upon accepting the
1998 Emmy award for Best Miniseries "From the Earth
to the Moon"
A Man on the Moon
Andy Chaikin
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SOLD OUT
This volume is subtitled "Choosing and Preparing
NASA's Lunar Astronauts" and is written by the
prolific Colin Burgess, editor of the ambitious Outward
Odyssey series. (So far, 12 books on different aspects of
mankind's push into space.) This book traces the
selection and training of the second and third groups
that made up the bulk of Gemini and Apollo astronauts.
Book - Signed                 $34.99
Moon Bound
Colin Burgess
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This is a timetable and rationale for a return to the moon,
for the resources that can be gathered and and processed
there. Helium-3, needed for future fusion reactors, is
scarce on Earth but plentiful on the moon. Hydrogen,
Oxygen and recently discovered water are also recoverable.
Book - Unsigned               $6.00
Return to the Moon
Dr. Harrison Schmitt
This is an anniversary edition of "Lost Moon" by
Jim Lovell and Jeffery Kluger. This book was the
blueprint for the blockbuster motion picture of 1995
starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard.
Book - Signed                 $175.00
Book - Unsigned               $21.95
Apollo 13
Jim Lovell
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The second in a series of twelve books, the "Outward
Odyssey" series edited by Colin Burgess, detailing
human efforts in the exploration of space.
Book - Signed                 $35.00
In the Shadow of the Moon
French and Burgess
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The first in a series of twelve books, the "Outward
Odyssey" series edited by Colin Burgess, detailing
human efforts in the exploration of space.
Book - Signed                 $35.00
Into That Silent Sea
French and Burgess
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This is a children's book that tells the story (from the
beginning) of how Aldrin came to be a moonwalker.  Tough
to find. HARDCOVER edition.For kids 6-10.
9"x11". Lavishly illustrated.
Book - Unsigned               $15.95
Reaching for the Moon
Buzz Aldrin
Another in the groundbreaking series "Outward
Odyssey", edited by Colin Burgess, detailing human
efforts in the exploration of space. Foreword by Apollo
12's Richard Gordon
Book - Signed                 $39.00
Footprints in the Dust
Colin Burgess, ed.
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 Foreword by James Cameron. Andy explains why we MUST go to
Mars, why it is humankind's destiny and calling.
Book - Signed                 $39.00
A Passion for Mars
Andrew Chaikin
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 A beautiful book. Andy and wife Victoria have collected
and assembled obscure quotes, conversations, and photos
from the 24 men who visited the moon. Fascinating.
Book - Signed                 $35.00
Voices From the Moon
A. Chaikin, V. Kohl
Signed by Chaikin
The long-awaited biography by Apollo 15's Al Worden, second
in command of the first science-intensive
"J-mission". With Francis French, Richard
Gordon, and Tom Stafford.
Falling To Earth
Al Worden
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SOLD OUT
Paul Gillebaard's brilliant debut novel is a magnificent
tale of seemingly doing the impossible, sending an
American back to the moon...today.
Book - Signed                 $25.95
Moon Hoax
Paul Gillebaard
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The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances
have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is
no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been
created throughout the solar system on moons, planets,
and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of
events will force humanity to confront its past, its
present, and its future.
Book - Signed                 $35.00
2312
Kim Stanley
Robinson
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In his most ambitious project, award-winning author Kim
Stanley Robinson utilizes years of research and
cutting-edge science in this first of three novels that
will chronicle the colonization of Mars.
Book - Signed                 $9.95
Red Mars
Kim Stanley
Robinson
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Green Mars takes its title from the stage of terraforming
that has allowed plants to grow. It picks up the story 50
years after the events of Red Mars in the dawn of the
22nd century, following the lives of the remaining First
Hundred and their children and grandchildren.(Wikipedia)
Book - Signed                 $9.95
Green Mars
Kim Stanley
Robinson
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Hugo award winner Blue Mars takes its title from the stage
of terraforming that has allowed atmospheric pressure and
temperature to increase so that liquid water can exist on
the planet's surface, forming rivers and seas. It follows
from the end of Green Mars and has a much wider scope
than the previous two books, covering an entire century
after the second revolution. (Wikipedia)
Book - Signed                 $9.95
Blue Mars
Kim Stanley
Robinson
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